If you or someone you are caring for has autism there are some simple steps you can take to make it easier to access your GP.
There are also some reasonable adjustments that the GP should make to help you.
This leaflet was written by Carole Buckley, Royal College of General Practitioners Clinical Champion for ASD.
Carole is also a member of the Research Autism Scientific and Advisory Committee and the mother of a son on the autism spectrum.
'A future made together: shaping autism research in the UK' provides an overview of autism research in the period 2007-2011.
The authors surveyed the funding portfolios of 20 UK grant-giving organisations for the period of 2007 - 2011 and analysed over 6,000 journal articles published in 2001 or 2011.
The report was commissioned by Research Autism and published by the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) at the Institute of Education (IOE), London and King's College London's Institute of Psychiatry.
The techniques in this booklet have been found to be helpful by many parents of children with and without learning disabilities. They do work. Sleep habits need to be learned. This booklet suggests ways in which you can teach your child good sleep habits.
The production of this booklet was supported by Research Autism and written by Dr Paul Montgomery of the University of Oxford and Dr Luci Wiggs of Oxford Brookes University with illustrations by Duncan Kay